Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Miracle Exclusives Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Model ME81

I've always been let down by badly-performing rice cookers that break down quite quickly and was weary of spending too much on a more expensive one. To get around that I was cooking with pots for a little while and just recently found out about this stainless steel interior rice cooker on the Amazon website.

I truly appreciate this non-leach rice cooker. It shoots some steam around a bit but I use the steamer to cover the top which keeps the steam inside and protects the surround. The rice got stuck a bit on the bottom but from the 2nd time onward I switched off and take off the pot immediately when it started warming, which kept the sticking to a minimum. On top of that I make use of the steamer as a stand for the pot after cooking is finished. In general I am fond of the rice cooker and I hope it will last a long time. The main problem is that the warming function makes the rice stick. That's a common problem, but for this price I feel that should not have to be a problem.

I recently ditched all of my teflon pots and appliances for health reasons. The 1 thing I was missing the most was my old rice cooker. I shopped around and considered a number of products, including a microwave rice cooker, a clay pot rice cooker, and this one. After a few months I made a decision to buy the Miracle Exclusives Stainless Steel rice cooker and I'm very happy I did so. I make use of it often. I like brown rice and whole grains and this rice cooker does a good job with both of them. I've made veggies & fish with the steamer with success. I put some oil in the bowl before I use it and wash it right after I use it and there is no sticking problem at all. I make use of the steamer-insert even when only preparing rice or grains and haven't had any issue with overflowing.

Aside from the problem of sticking when you use the warmer after cooking is finished (a significant problem, depending on the way you time your cooking), this is a pretty good rice coker unit for the price.

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